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Old 09-23-2018, 09:46 AM
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Anybody here have over 4,000 rounds through their SD? Anybody here have over 4,000 rounds through their SD? Anybody here have over 4,000 rounds through their SD? Anybody here have over 4,000 rounds through their SD? Anybody here have over 4,000 rounds through their SD?  
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Default Anybody here have over 4,000 rounds through their SD?

I'm asking this question because of something a so-called Internet gun "expert" said.

This guy said that at 4,000 rounds you should expect to see parts failure on the various SDs.

Personally.........I don't see why that should be true. But I have only 1500 rounds thru my SD40 VE which is shooting great.

This "expert" didn't explain what to look for or why it would happen.........he just kept saying 4,000 rounds was where things wore out.

I would be interested to hear the experiences of high volume shooters with high round counts on their guns.
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I don't have that many rounds through mine, but expect my SD-9 to last as long as any other pistol.

Springs are probably the most noticeable parts to "wear out" in any pistol, in their case just getting gradually weaker, so it makes sense to replace the recoil spring assembly, the trigger spring, and magazine springs around 5000 rounds. (5000 is an arbitrary number I read on the internet, but seems reasonable).
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Default The definition of an "expert"

If X is an unknown quantity and a spurt is a drip under pressure, then an expert is an unknown drip under a lot of presume.

There are too many so called self styled "experts" on the internet.
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:38 PM
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There was a guy that posted in here pretty regularly, a year or two
ago. He was running a .40 or 9mm without any cleaning, and had
the a pretty good round count, without any malfunctions. CRS his
name...

Haven't found the thread, but this guy says >20,500...

Round count

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Old 09-24-2018, 09:56 PM
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I can believe it......would love to see his comments.
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:33 AM
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I have 3000 on my sd9ve. The only thing I've evey done is clean it and shot it!
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Until a recent surgury, when my shooting had to stop temporarily, I've put apx. 6,300+ rounds through my SD9VE !!! My only "issues" are the slide not locking back on an empty magazine, which seems to happen to some folks !!! Other than that, I haven't noticed any specific wear or lots of looseness between the frame & slide. Since I switched to 124 gr. bullets, the accuracy, at all distances has improved.

I seem to remember a guy who worked and made videos for the major company that makes guide rods for SD's (sorry I can't remember the name) who stated that the gun would be deadlined by 3,000 rounds. I have zero idea if this is true or not, but lots of folks on this forum have 3K+ rounds with no issues !!! YMMV !!!
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Old 09-27-2018, 07:44 AM
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I seem to remember a guy who worked and made videos for the major company that makes guide rods for SD's (sorry I can't remember the name) who stated that the gun would be deadlined by 3,000 rounds.
Hmmm...would that company be the one that made the
RSA that broke the polymer frame?

Gotta love them aftermarket "upgrades"...
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Good point. That steel RSA was a bit out of spec, and pounded the frames. There was a long thread on it here, and some folks did a great job figuring out the problem. The company, Galloway Precision, apparently re-engineered the spring to make it work better. But it led a lot of us to the conclusion to not use a steel RSA in a SD, or if you do, to check it often for hammering of the frame.

Something like that would lessen the life of a SD pistol, but I'll hold by my original thought that they should wear, in general, more or less like any other polymer pistol.

Anyone have any data that says differently?
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Old 09-27-2018, 10:12 PM
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That's the kind of info I was looking for.
Seems like your SD is holding up well.......which is what I would expect.
Seems our "expert" on the Internet is blowing smoke.
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Good point. That steel RSA was a bit out of spec, and pounded the frames. There was a long thread on it here, and some folks did a great job figuring out the problem.
I have a nodding familiarity with the conclusions of
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That's the kind of info I was looking for.
Seems like your SD is holding up well.......which is what I would expect.
Seems our "expert" on the Internet is blowing smoke.
Cherish that conclusion and keep it close, on
all forums...and 'upgrade' parts peddlers.

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